‘Dancing’ foes return for rematch
Kelly Monaco and John O’Hurley will return for a rematch of the “Dancing With the Stars” finale, ABC says. The encore performance, dubbed a “dance-off,” will air Sept. 20, with a results show set for Sept. 22.
Monaco, a 29-year-old actress from ABC’s “General Hospital,” and her professional dancing partner bested O’Hurley on the hit ballroom dancing competition show on July 6. O’Hurley is known for playing catalog king J. Peterman on NBC’s “Seinfeld.”
The victory was viewed by many as an upset over the popular O’Hurley and prompted skepticism over whether Monaco had been favored because she worked on another ABC program. The network has denied such claims.
For the rematch, unlike the original six-week series, they will be judged only by viewer votes, rather than a combination of votes and judge scoring.